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DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Howard McKeon , Brenda Farrell , DoD , GAO , House Armed Services Committee , acquisition , human capital management , High Risk list , Peter Buxbaum

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

Assad, Ginman look to cut costs in new DoD roles

Shay Assad, the Defense Department's director of defense pricing, and Dick Ginman, the Pentagon's director of defense procurement and acquisition policy, join host Roger Waldron to talk about their new roles.
June 7, 2011 - (Encore presentation June 21, 2011)

Tags: contracting , defense acquisition , defense department , Pentagon , Shay Assad , Dick Ginman , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement , DoD Report , Suzanne Kubota , acquisition policy ,

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 09:28pm EDT
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Acquisition gets a double dose of expertise

FAI, DAU teaming together to provide contracting officers and others training and tools.

Tags: contracting , Kathleen Turco , GSA , OMB , OFPP , FAI , DAU , greening of government , BRAC , civilian property disposal , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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Supporting the acquisition workforce

GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Mindy Connolly, discusses GSA's acquisition workforce, the Myth-Busters campaign, and sustainability in government procurement.
May 31, 2011

Tags: contracting , Mindy Connolly , General Service Administration , mythbusting , procurement , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , acquisitions

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 08:08pm EDT
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Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Army , Air Force , DHS , USDA , annuitants , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT

How to improve the government procurement system

Al Burman, president of Jefferson Solutions and Chair of the Procurement Round Table, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the work his group is doing.
May 10, 2011

Tags: contracting , procurement , Al Burman , Jefferson Solutions , Acquisition Advisory Panel , acquisition processes , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf , Procurement Round Table

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 07:54pm EDT
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Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , management , GAO , insourcing , Coalition for Government Procurement , Shay Assad , source selection , bid protest , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:48am EDT
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OFPP zeroes in on acquisition workforce

Some administration officials fear the acquisition workforce can't properly manage government contracts. Dan Gordon said strengthening that workforce is OFPP's number one priority. He also said he wants to improve communication between government acquisition officers and industry.

Tags: contracting , management , OFPP , Dan Gordon , mythbusting , AFFIRM , Meg Beasley

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:02am EST
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OFPP, OPM join forces to recruit acquisition workers

A new memo from Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, details hiring flexibilities and new tools for agencies.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OPM , hiring reform , hiring flexibilities , USAJobs.gov , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:32pm EST

Air Force models rapid IT development

The Defense Department wants its information technology projects to be developed in smaller, faster chunks that take no more than 18 months to deploy. One Air Force program executive officer says he's already doing it in 12 months.

Tags: DoD , contracting , technology , IT acquisition , agile development , AFCEA , C4ISR , Steve Wert , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 06:39pm EST
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